The Great Gatsby (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 27, 2003 - Fiction - 165 pages
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The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
  

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gorgeous imagery, lovely, flowering writing. - Goodreads
The plot itself is also weak and pacing is difficult. - Goodreads
Great prose & storytelling...beautiful words! - Goodreads
Now the ending . . . The ending caught me off guard. - Goodreads
A wonderful depiction of a post World War One America. - Goodreads
The Great Gatsby is nothing short of a page turner. - Goodreads

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"Through all he said, even through his appalling sentimentality, I was reminded of something--an elusive rhythm, a fragment of lost words, that I had heard somewhere a long time ago. For a moment a ... Read full review

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I thought this book was alright, in an ambivalent, "meh" sort of way. I'm not really sure why it has so much hype around it, or why it's even labelled a classic. It's well written, very concise ... Read full review

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Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
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Section 9
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About the author (2003)

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

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